Ines Torrens

Thirty seconds…and Yet is a research-based collection which aims to translate, through a design process, the conditions of clothing in museum conservation rooms. This study is born as a manifesto against fast fashion and the oblivion of the true value of garments and textiles, particularly in growing forms of media.

This invisible space is partially left in the dark, drown in the abyss of the giant clothing industry, with the appearance of a « clinic » as much as a « mortuary ». Almost groundbreaking, within digitalised culture, for its principles of quality, individualised approach and value of handwork. Unusual, by estimating lacks and flawed materials while requiring the complete absence of body.

As a proposition against the tide, this study put the accent on some pieces considered obsolete from today’s fashion memory as well as carefully selected rare materials. Performers are wearing the bespoke garments as if exhibited, through a certain flatness and a singular displaying. The valued techniques also involves in-depth textile analysis through a combination of craft knowledge and technologies, which is implemented in the collection through a conditional UV lighting pattern.

Thirty seconds…and Yet introduces the question of time by focusing on a ‘laboratory world’, frozen in its spatio-temporality and unconsciously defying the whole behavioural turn shaped by today’s pace of making.

Each piece is hand tailored and entirely made by the author.

Nécessaire de voyage

Silk Hanger

Fine Wool Coat

Purple A Minima

Corset Extérieur

Magyar Nightgown

Foam Piece

UV Petticoat

Club Shoes

Material Inventory

PHOTOGRAPHY./ INES TORRENS/PETER STIGTER/ERAY TONK/LALO EVA/KRYSTOF SUSA/KITIWULLICH/ PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANT./ MARCO ZAAYER/ROY ADRIAENS/PHILIPP KERN/ YAJING WANG/ UV PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANT./ JUUKE SCHOORL/ PABLO SALVADOR WILLEMARS/ SOUND DESIGN./ DMITRY STUKOVNIKOV/TANYA PRYSTAVKA/ DOCUMENTATION./ SYLVIE ROY
STYLING./ INES TORRENS
MAKEUP./ MAC NL/ HAIR./ MANDY NIJLAND
PERFORMERS./ ANNEMARIJN BULSINK/OLEKSANDRA MYKOLAIVNA/ZARA LENOS/KUEI AGOK/VEERLE VAN DER KRABBEN/EMMA BOE/JULIETTE VERMORKEN/ALYNE LI/VALENTYNA MEIXNEROVA/ALZBETA JAROSOVA/BARBORA BAJORKOVA/SOFIE MAXOVA/ELISKA HAMROVA/AMALIA SCHEER/ MODELS./ JOSEPHA KINSELLA/SAM WITTEBOL